I’m sure you’ve hear some of them before!
For those who might not know, I have launched my own YouTube page discussing all sorts of things in the Metal world over on TheMetalTris. Debuting five brand new videos one of which we caught from having a chat with Kreator’s very own Sami Yli-Sirniö!
As Bob Dylan has quoted and we heard in the absolutely brilliant “Watchmen” “The times they are a’ changin'”. Remembering ten years ago when I was a fledgling Metal head, a small band from Florida would release in hindsight, one of my favourite teenage records. The Metalcore compendium that was Ascendancy saw all manner of doors open for me into the Metal world. In the same year of discovering Opeth, Trivium had a soft spot in my heart.
All things must come to an end. After 26 years the self-proclaimed ‘love metallers’ are calling it quits and invite you all to a grandiose send off.
Recently it was announced that heavy weights Slayer and Lamb of God will be embarking on a tour together, revealing that their support act would be Behemoth, a band who are now scarcely a support act. Nevertheless it got us thinking, Behemoth totally deserve it and here’s why.
Young blood have proven time and time again their aptitude for reinventing the wheel. With their ear to the ground the young guns are able to not only draw from their influences of old but look towards what might be a different perspective of the future. Enter Power Trip, having only released one album Manifest Decimation. Catching my eye owing to Paolo Girardi instantly recognisable grim tapestry of turmoil the record was not one to be ignored. Now the band embark on their new wave of Proto Thrash for Nightmare Logic.
Arguably the underdog of the scene, Darkest Hour are among the elite few whose melody is near faultless. Announcing a brand new album Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, we thought why not celebrate this brilliant band. Choosing five brilliant tracks and a new one, bare in mind keep your options open here. We haven’t gone for all out aggression, only old material and only one sound. Instead showing the multi faceted approach the band have on material and just what makes them one of the most underrated bands in Metal.
So there we have it! NASA have made a huge potentially life changing discovery in finding Trappist1 and seven earth like inhabitable planets. So naturally we thought, what would happen if you were to send Metal bands out to space and what Metal bands would be the spaciest? So we give you, Ten Metal Bands That Would Fit Perfectly On Trappist1!
Earlier today Tech Fest announced its second wave of bands. Already being headlined by The Black Dahlia Murder there have been more rumblings in the Death Metal undergrowth.
Supergroups can sometimes be very hit and miss. Often sounding like an amalgamation of their respective bands it’s a real pleasure when a group is able to form a sound entirely independent of their namesakes. Unlike the somewhat paint it by numbers seen by the likes of say, Killer Be Killed, who are by no means a bad band, the groil are simply quite predictable. Delegating each vocalist a task. In 2015 we saw the arrival of the latest supergroup in a more Death Metal outlook, Firespawn.
For those who may not be familiar with Body Count, the band are brainchild of one Tracey Lauren Marrow aka Ice-T. Despite being a successful rapper, the man is a self confessed Metalhead. Growing up with the Death Metal anthems from Cannibal Corpse and many others. Having established well trodden path in the way of Rap and Hip-Hop, Ice-T, not one for the easy way out devised Body Count.
Music truly is something that disregards any form of identity. Having well and truly made a name for himself in the Polish, forgive the pun, Behemoth, Adam Darski more commonly known as Nergal has influences ranging far beyond that of Black Metal and Death Metal. Welcoming a different approach with the inclusion of one John Porter we introduce you to Me And That Man.
With the recent news that longtime guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade has announced his departure from the band we thought that we would celebrate his career with the band as a send off!
Featuring necrophilia, deception and dismemberment!
Stereotypes are abound in all different walks of life. An idea that we base looks, ideals and even behaviours, we can often be far too quick to judge causing people to be funnelled into the idea of the stereotype. Last night as the 69th edition of the Grammy’s were held, a coming together of two polarising genres happened Metal and Pop.
Imagine a time before Facebook, before the serotonin releasing hunt for superficial likes on Instagram, before everyone had an opinion on Twitter. Hard for some of you but likely for those who remember a simpler time. It’s undeniable that social media has had a potentially irreversible impact on human existence but from a musical perspective, are we overdoing it? Featuring an exclusive interview clip with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, we wonder are we in social media Overkill?